Friday, April 15, 2011

An inadequate response from Labour on the copyright bill

Yesterday, I asked Labour a simple question. Given that it supposedly opposed key clauses of the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill, such as guilt by accusation and termination, would it commit to repealing them next time it was in government?

Over on Red Alert, Clare Curran has given a response:

Labour will now consider the issues around repeal.
This is inadequate. Anyone who talks to politicians knows that "we'll consider it" means "not really". The actions of other politicians have rendered that phrase worthless - and Curran has been around more than long enough to know this. She's since had the opportunity to respond with something other than a soothing fob-off. She hasn't.

As I said, the internet is watching, and wants to know how to vote. If Labour wants to convince us that they stand for something other than the policy they just publicly voted for and helped to pass, then they have do a much better job than this.